Mild weekend, but the polar vortex returns next week

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – The weekend will generally be pleasant with temperatures near 50 degrees before several systems pass next week. The Polar Vortex will allow arctic air to funnel its way back to the United States during the latter half of next week.


Two systems next week will give the city the chance for some more snow during the middle part of the week. The second system which is stronger will allow cold arctic air to dip southward during the latter half of the week. Temperatures could once again reach the teens at night. Afternoon highs will only top out in the upper 20s.

With the arctic air in place for next week as well as possibly the following week, we will have the potential to see several more storms that give us more unwanted snow. With 57.1” of snow this season, we are currently in 7th place in snowiest winters since records have been kept in 1869. It’s very possible that we can reach 1st place which was the winter of ’95-’96. During that season, we had over 75.6” of snow.